1Woman gives birth after running a marathon
Amber Miller was nearly 39 weeks pregnant -- expecting her second child any day -- when she set off from the starting line of the Chicago Marathon. She ran and walked even as contractions started kicking in toward the end of the race. However, she managed to cross the finish line -- and grab a bite to eat -- before giving birth to her baby girl, June.
She finished the marathon in 6 hours, 25 minutes and 50 seconds. It's not her personal best, but she did beat her husband.
2Teenager gives birth during kickboxing match (didn't know she was pregnant)
17-year-old Pamela Vugts was rushed to the hospital following a kickboxing match, only to give birth to a healthy baby girl. Unbeknownst to Pamela, or her opponent, the youngster was seven months pregnant when she entered the ring. Following a kick to the stomach, the fighter began bleeding, triggering her trip to the emergency ward.
Vugts' father offered kind words following the birth: 'She has always been a bit heavy, but because she was having her monthly periods we thought she had just put on weight over the holidays.'
3Brain-dead woman gives birth to twins
A pregnant woman who was declared dead after suffering a brain aneurysm has given birth to twins after her body was kept alive for a month on a respirator.
Christine Bolden collapsed while walking in Michigan, Detroit with her boyfriend and three-year-old son. Five days later the 26-year-old was pronounced brain-dead by doctors. But almost a month later she gave birth to twins after being kept on life support in order to save her unborn children. Miss Bolden, who also has an 11-year-old son, gave birth to Nicholas and Alexander – names she had chosen before her collapse –after a 25-week pregnancy. Her life support was turned off shortly afterwards.
4New York woman delivers baby in elevator after being sent home by hospital
A 31-year-old New York woman gave birth to a baby girl in her apartment elevator shortly after hospital nurses told her to return home because they said she wasn't ready to deliver. Ninfa Ramirez and soon-to-be father Armando Ortiz, 34, rushed to Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx because Ramirez was experiencing labor pains. Nurses told the couple the baby wasn't ready so they could go home.
Moments after Ortiz dropped Ramirez off at their Bronxdale apartment and headed out to run an errand, he was summoned back by Ramirez, who told him the baby was coming. They made it to the elevator, but the baby couldn't wait.
Ortiz and two of his pals delivered Monserrath Ortiz in the elevator on the first floor, reports The Post. Ortiz called the delivery “a beautiful experience” and the glowing mother told the paper “it was a big surprise.”
Ramirez and her 9-pound, 8-ounce daughter were then taken by ambulance to Jacobi hospital.
5Pregnant woman gives birth on jail floor after arrest
The heroic staff of a Californian sheriff's office resuscitated the newborn baby of a woman who gave birth on a jail floor after her arrest for being drunk and high on methamphetamine. The 29-year-old woman was being escorted out of the Santa Cruz County jail lobby when she suddenly and unexpectedly went into labor.
Delivered three months prematurely, the baby girl dramatically stopped breathing while jail staff waited for paramedics to arrive. Then, both mother and baby were taken to Dominican Hospital for observation. The unnamed woman was arrested for disorderly conduct and also for suspicion of being drunk and using methamphetamine. Staff at Santa Cruz County jail refused to book the woman because of her level of intoxication and because she was pregnant.
The arresting officers were instructed to transport her to the hospital where she was allowed to be medically cleared to be taken to jail.
6Woman gives birth in Emirates airplane toilet... and names him EK
A mother who went into premature labour on a flight was forced to give birth in the airplane toilet.
The aircarft was forced to make an emergency landing in Vietnam after the Filipina woman gave birth to a boy. Two Filipina nurses on the flight rushed over to help with the mid-air delivery as the plane flew from Dubai to Manila.
After clearing the amniotic fluid from the baby's mouth, nose and ears, oxygen masks were given to the pair. The baby was kept wrapped in cabin blankets and kept warm using the LED lamps attached to the passengers seats.
The mother decided to name the boy EK after the airline code for Emirates.
7UK soldier unexpectedly gives birth in Afghanistan
Hours after a British soldier in Afghanistan told medics she was suffering from stomach pains, the Royal Artillery gunner unexpectedly gave birth to a boy — the first child ever born to a member of Britain's armed forces in combat. Britain's defense ministry said the soldier had not been aware she was pregnant and only consulted doctors on the day that she went into labor.
The soldier, who had been in Afghanistan for five months , delivered the child at Camp Bastion, the vast desert camp in southern Afghanistan's Helmand province where Prince Harry is deployed and a Taliban attack had just killed two U.S. Marines.
The U.K. does not allow female soldiers to deploy on operation if they are pregnant. Although the soldier's child was conceived before her tour of duty began, she is not likely to face censure.
8528 lb. woman gives birth in Romania
A 25-year-old woman weighing 528 pounds (240 kilograms) gave birth to her first baby at a hospital equipped to treat obese people. "The baby is the fruit of the love between me and my future husband who is slimmer, weighing just 70 kilograms (154 pounds)," said Victoria Lacatus. "I wanted this child with all my heart, whatever the sacrifice," the Adevarul newspaper quoted her as saying.
The healthy baby girl, born by caesarian section, weighed 2.9 kilograms (6.4 pounds). Lacatus was admitted there from her village in southern Romania because the local hospital did not have any beds that could bear her weight. In Bucharest, three teams of ambulance staff and firefighters were needed to carry her into the hospital.
Popescu said Lacatus was being carefully monitored because she suffers from a thyroid problem and doctors said post-surgery complications could develop because of her morbid obesity.
9Woman gives birth on the Eastern Freeway
A mother gave birth on the side of the Eastern Freeway after failing to reach a hospital before her baby boy arrived. Angela and her partner Shane were on their way to the Royal Women's Hospital, but their baby just couldn't hang on. Angela's water broke just five minutes into the journey forcing Shane to pull over at the Doncaster exit, near Balwyn, and deliver little Alexander on the front seat of the couple's Holden.
A Seven News camera crew happened to stumble upon the scene just moments after the birth. The new dad told Seven News reporter Emily Angwin that he literally caught his little bundle of joy as he was being born.The 27-year-old said Alexander was born, wailing and crying, all in five minutes, and described the situation as 'intense'.